Rehoboth 375 Anniversary Parade On Sunday, October 7 Important Information for Residents/Visitors
The Rehoboth 375th Anniversary Parade featuring approximately 90 bands, floats, horses, vehicles, performers, and walkers will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018 stepping off at 12 Noon from the Redway Plain traveling eastbound on Route 44 through the intersection of Route 118 to Camp Ramsbottom.
There will be reviewing stands located in front of Palmer River Elementary School on Route 44. Pre-parade entertainment will begin at the reviewing stands at 11 AM featuring Dan Clark, the Singing State Trooper. Master of Ceremonies Bill Cute will open the parade around 11:45 AM. The National Anthem will be sung by Rehoboth Police Sgt. Richard Shailor and a Blessing of the Parade will be offered by Rev. Sarah Weaver from the Rehoboth Congregational Church.
Parking will be available at the Redway Plain, the parking lots and ground of Beckwith Middle and Palmer River Elementary schools, and at Camp Ramsbottom. There will be NO PARKING allowed on Route 44.
There will be a designated parking area near Palmer River School for those with handicapped permits and for those who have purchased a VIP Seating/Parking pass. Be advised that once Route 44 is closed there will be no exit from the schools area until after the parade. Those parking on the Redway Plain will be able to enter and exit via Pond Street during the duration of the parade.
Portable restrooms including handicapped accessible units will be located at the Redway Plain, at the schools and Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot. Refreshment vendors will be located near the reviewing stands at Palmer River Elementary. A first aid station will also be located at Palmer River Elementary School.
Residents and visitors should be aware of the following road closures: Wilmarth to Danforth will close at 9 AM. Route 44 and Route 118 will closed from Danforth to New Street from 10 AM to approximately 2:30 PM. The Public Safety Command Center for police, fire and ambulance will be located at Bristol County Savings Bank where no public parking will be allowed.
Residents and businesses along the parade route have been mailed an information package along with a resident pass (one time use only) to be able to leave their residence between 10 AM and 2:30 PM.
The VIP Seating/Parking Package is offered by the Rehoboth 375 Anniversary Committee for $25 per person. Proceeds will help defray parade expenses. The VIP pass includes a seat on the reviewing stand bleachers and parking near Palmer River Elementary School. You many purchase a VIP Pass online at: https://www.town.rehoboth.ma.us/home/pages/online-payments.
For those guests with disabilities, there will be a handicapped parking area near Palmer River School in addition to a reserved area near the reviewing stands. Please bring your own seats. There will be an attendant to help those with disabilities. Be aware that once the parade begins, there will be no exit from the schools. Those with special needs or families with children who anticipate a need to leave before the parade is over are encouraged to use the Redway Plain parking area.
Visit Rehoboth375.com for full parade information or email Parade@Rehoboth375.com with any questions.
Rehoboth, Massachusetts is celebrating the 375 Anniversary of the town’s founding in 1643 with special events, programs and fundraisers throughout 2018.